Meiosis-specific ZFP541 repressor complex promotes developmental progression of meiotic prophase towards completion during mouse spermatogenesis

Yuki Horisawa-Takada, Chisato Kodera, Kazumasa Takemoto, Akihiko Sakashita, Kenichi Horisawa, Ryo Maeda, Ryuki Shimada, Shingo Usuki, Sayoko Fujimura, Naoki Tani, Kumi Matsuura, Tomohiko Akiyama, Atsushi Suzuki, Hitoshi Niwa, Makoto Tachibana, Takashi Ohba, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Satoshi H. Namekawa, Kimi Araki, Kei Ichiro Ishiguro

研究成果: Article査読

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

During spermatogenesis, meiosis is accompanied by a robust alteration in gene expression and chromatin status. However, it remains elusive how the meiotic transcriptional program is established to ensure completion of meiotic prophase. Here, we identify a protein complex that consists of germ-cell-specific zinc-finger protein ZFP541 and its interactor KCTD19 as the key transcriptional regulators in mouse meiotic prophase progression. Our genetic study shows that ZFP541 and KCTD19 are co-expressed from pachytene onward and play an essential role in the completion of the meiotic prophase program in the testis. Furthermore, our ChIP-seq and transcriptome analyses identify that ZFP541 binds to and suppresses a broad range of genes whose function is associated with biological processes of transcriptional regulation and covalent chromatin modification. The present study demonstrates that a germ-cell specific complex that contains ZFP541 and KCTD19 promotes the progression of meiotic prophase towards completion in male mice, and triggers the reconstruction of the transcriptional network and chromatin organization leading to post-meiotic development.

本文言語English
論文番号3184
ジャーナルNature communications
12
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 12月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)

フィンガープリント

「Meiosis-specific ZFP541 repressor complex promotes developmental progression of meiotic prophase towards completion during mouse spermatogenesis」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。

引用スタイル